Huawei still hasn’t made the Ascend P7 official, so it just keeps on leaking, as it has been doing since last year. The handset will obviously be the successor to the well received Ascend P6 from last year, and this is a product line that focuses on design and slimness. It’s not Huawei’s most high-end series, that being the Ascend D, but it’s pretty close.
The Ascend P7 has now been photographed while in the wild. Reportedly this is a unit used for internal testing at Huawei. Unfortunately we get no other details about the handset this time around.
Past rumors had it launching in May, and coming with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera, a 1.6 GHz quad-core HiSilicon chipset, 2 GB of RAM, and a 2,460 mAh battery.
It turns out, however, that the Ascend P7 isn’t the only new smartphone Huawei is currently working on. Another report says we ought to expect a very high-end handset from the Chinese company, which should arrive at some point in the future (though when exactly is unclear).
The casing for this unnamed upcoming superphone has been leaked, and you can see it in the image above. The phone will be made out of metal, it will have a fingerprint sensor on the back (as you have probably noticed), and it will sport Huawei’s own octa-core chipset solution (which leaked back in February).
All of these premium features will, however, come at a price. The source of the leak says that outright, so despite Huawei’s image (at least in the Western world) as mainly a maker of cheapo smartphones, this one will not be a bargain.
So are we talking about the Ascend D3 here? Fact is, the Ascend D2 that was unveiled in January of 2013 still doesn’t have a successor, and the high-end specs certainly recommend this unnamed device as the next Ascend D flagship. But there’s obviously also the possibility that Huawei would call it something else, perhaps kickstarting another Ascend something line of super-premium smartphones. Only time will tell, but this particular Chinese handset maker still owes us some high-end devices for this year. Because so far, all we’ve seen are some midrangers, and you can’t really compete in the mobile world without refreshing your high-end stuff each year.